Saturday, February 24, 2024

New York State Outdoor Guides Association sets rendezvous

old black and white photo of men posing

The New York State Outdoor Guides Association (NYSOGA) has scheduled its 41st annual Winter Rendezvous this year for April 4-7 at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY.

The annual conference is a formal gathering of licensed guides and aspiring guides, held each year in early spring.  For currently licensed guides, Winter Rendezvous offers industry-specific educational seminars, first aid and CPR renewals, a business meeting of the Board of Directors, an annual banquet, a merchandise store, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

For aspiring guides, NYSOGA provides all the training needed to qualify to take the exam to be a NYS Licensed Guide. This training includes water safety, first aid and CPR.  It also offers a guide exam review and the opportunity to take the licensing exam at the same location.  As a bonus, aspiring guides can network with currently licensed guides from around the state.

In recent years, Winter Rendezvous’ have adopted the theme of “Voices from the Past” where a prominent guide from the past is highlighted. This year, at the Saturday luncheon, NYSOGA will have a guest speaker giving a presentation honoring the legacy of past guide and conservationist, Anne LaBastille.

If you are a licensed or an aspiring guide in New York State and would like to learn more, visit www.NYSOGA.org : Programs : Winter Rendezvous 2024.

Caption: Photograph of a group of guides and sports posing with deer heads. Back row: 2. Henry Smith, 5. George Lyon, 7. John or Ed Roark; Seated: 2. Ben Muncil. Photograph by Charles Derby.
Photo credit: Paul Smith’s College Joan Weill Adirondack Library Archives

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